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News Bud sold 500,000 barrels of Lime-A-Rita in the first 8 months

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by sandiego67, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,065) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    The short answer: AB InBev has the resources to market and distribute this alcoholic beverage.

    The real questions are: how long will these –rita beverages stay on the market? Will these products last longer than Zima?

    bomberdawg likes this.
  2. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I certainly couldn't session these guys, too sweet, but I could throw back one or two while camping or by the pool.

    It's essentially a non-ghetto Four Loko.
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  3. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,148) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Is that before or after you don't put on deodorant, do put on patchouli, dress in hemp, and get the bugs out of your "braids"?
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  4. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Hopefully this will encourage Mike Judge to make a sequel to the movie Idiocracy.

    "Would you like another BIG ASS strawberry-a-rita?!"

    Inbev: @#!@! you, I'm drinking!
    troegaarden, Falcone and jtmartino like this.
  5. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (448) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    It's not even bad tasting though.

    A 12 pack finds it's way into my house once a month by a guest. I usually drink one each time. I just think of it like an alcoholic juice.
  6. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,217) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Neckbeards everywhere are irate.
  7. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    and hangovers
  8. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2012 New York

    I'm going to depart from the hivemind for a minute, and might get flammed for it - When spending a hot day on the beach, there are worse options than a Lime-A-Rita. It's not good beer, and it's not a good margarita, but it's convenient and something about having one (and really not much more than one) can hit the spot in that situation. Most of the good beers I like are a bit too heavy for the beach, anyway.

    Then again, I've also been known to enjoy a Chelada on the beach (I know, fuck me, right?) from time to time. Just don't think of it as beer.
  9. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2012 New York

    Also, "barrels"? At what point does this stuff spend any time in an actual barrel?
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  10. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    That is a shit ton of that, but the question I am curious about is where did these sales cut into. I highly doubt this has any affect on the craft beer industry. I am guessing it either switched money around from bud light and bud light lime, or stole sales from other BMC brands.
  11. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    I see a tasty mixture in my future , half a glass of this on the rocks , topped off with purple passion........mmmm......mmmm tasty
  12. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    This is just the poor man's Margarita Sofie...pass
  13. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    I tried these when they first came out and didn't find them to be on par with even the already available pre-mixed margaritas. That being said, they weren't undrinkable, and I could see the cans and small size being convenient in applications like a day on the river or whatnot. But this is Beer Advocate, and frankly I'd much rather have a great beer on the river than a sub-par margarita.
  14. rauchfest

    rauchfest Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yes it is and cost effective is used not cheaper.
  15. OtsegoAmigo

    OtsegoAmigo Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2010 California

    I doubt there is anything "authentic" tasting about the margarita flavor. I guess I'd have to try it though to see for myself.
  16. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    coca cola sold over 25 billion cases in 2010....

    moral of the story? Junk food (or drinks) sell.... bigtime.
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  17. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    I think they decided against it. But each purchase has a voucher. If you collect enough vouchers and send them in, you receive a hat with "I'ma Marga-READY To Party!" embroidered on the front. I've collected 15 so far.
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  18. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    What's classic? The people in my story or that I talked about people who don't know what I'm talking about while I don't either. Well I didn't claim I did. I specifically said I was unsure. I'm just a little confused by which ya mean is why ask. That's all.

    Anyway I can't imagine how much of this they're going to sell this week at Fiesta here in San Antonio.
  19. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    There's tons of craft beer that never sees a barrel either. It's a unit of measurement.

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  20. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    That really means nothing. If the Nielsens showed that 500K barrels went off the shelves that would mean the product had consumer pull. Bud could sell 500K barrels of kittylitter light in a blink of an eye without the product even hitting a retailer. It's called a 3 tier system and their shipments to the distributor is the only sale that hits their books. With their muscle and distributor contracts they basically can ship/launch any innovation on that scale.
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  21. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Neither of these beers (or any of the various micheladas for that matter) should be listed on BA.
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  22. TheNoodleIncident

    TheNoodleIncident Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2012 New York

    You might be right (particularly about the margarita mixes), but that's a slippery slope. Where do you draw the line? Should Utopias be allowed? Some (not me) might even argue that certain BA stouts have been modified too much to be beer. It's easiest to just allow anything that is marketed as "beer".
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  23. RandyV

    RandyV Initiate (124) Aug 8, 2010 Arizona

    No Justice, No Peace! No Justice, No Peace! Who's with me? Grab your torch!!!
  24. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    It not only outsold every craft beer but it alone outsold the entire production of all except the top handful of craft breweries.
  25. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

  26. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    Justin Bieber has sold considerably more than 500,000 albums. What does that mean in the grand scheme? I'll let you be the judge.

    I just wish it could be possible to see John Lennon bitch slap Bieber in person.

    You may say I'm a dreamer...
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  27. BigJim5021

    BigJim5021 Zealot (591) Sep 2, 2007 Indiana
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    I'd say my customer base is pretty evenly split between white and black with a decent amount of Mexican customers as well. We haven't been selling the standard Lime-a-Ritas well as of late, but we've been selling the piss out of the Straw-be-Ritas. It's been popular amongst white and black customers, but the Mexican customers don't touch it. Probably for the same reason they don't generally buy Jose Cuervo. They know a shitty knockoff of the real deal when they see it.
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  28. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Stuff is the shit. No complaints here! Tastes like kool aid to me lol.
  29. sudsy2drunk

    sudsy2drunk Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2012 Indiana

    this forum makes me want to try this beverage never even had a lime-a-rita before and ive bought my share shitty drinks...something to review i reckon.
  30. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (485) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    ISO: Strawberry FT: Lime
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  31. ditka311

    ditka311 Initiate (57) Aug 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Tried it at a grocery store and was kind of shocked that it didn't suck.
  32. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    I believe they were sold but I am not convinced they were consumed.
  33. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Half a million barrels?

    Whoda thunk that ugly, fat, drunk college girls need lovin' too? :astonished:
  34. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (553) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Sad migration toward crap, remember brethren that all beer was once good until consumers demanded cheaper beer with sparkly marketing. We need to become politically active and see that laws against beer ending in "Arita" are passed
  35. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    I wonder what their strongest demo is for this? College Girls? Stay At Home moms? Book Clubs? Cruise Lines?
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  36. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My biggest beef with mass produced malt-liquor-trying-to-taste-like-mixed-drinks drinks is that they are usually too sweet, and I'm sure these are no different. But I bet if you cut it with some liquor and drink it over ice it's probably quite tasty.
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  37. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    ...then again, whiskey is good in anything.
  38. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

  39. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (457) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    and billions of flies like dog poop.
  40. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Last summer we helped tow a guys boat back to shore and he gave us a 12 pack of these...my goodness it was bad. But the girls who were with us actually liked it, so I guess it has its place.
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